Sir Roy Gardner Appointed as Chairman of Mainstream Renewable Power (Ireland)

Mainstream Renewable Power, the global renewable energy company, today announced the appointment of Sir Roy Gardner as its new Chairman. Sir Roy, who is also Chairman of the Compass Group, takes over the position from Fintan Drury following the completion of his three year term. Fintan Drury decided not to seek another term in order to focus more attention on his personal business interests.

Mainstream’s founder and Chief Executive, Eddie O’Connor said: “I am delighted to announce Sir Roy as our incoming Chairman. Fintan and I recruited Sir Roy to the board in 2008. He’s a person of great experience in the energy sector and someone with an in-depth knowledge of the UK market where we have built a huge platform for growth. Fintan has been a remarkable Chairman and during his three year tenure he has shown skill, commitment and characteristic integrity. Fintan’s personal business interests are making a greater demand on his time and he was concerned about how he could meet our needs and those of his own business. Ultimately, he decided that his first priority had to be elsewhere. ”

The new Chairman, Sir Roy Gardner said “One of the signs of a mature well run business is that change in key positions can be managed effectively as is the case here. Fintan has made a great contribution to the company in its formative years. This is a high growth global business and I am honoured to take on the position as Chairman.”

Commenting, Fintan Drury said “Mainstream is an exceptional business in an industry that is pivotal to the sustainability of our world. It is already a global leader in the development of offshore wind. The role of Chairman is a significant one and I need to maintain my commitment to my personal business interests; hence my decision to stand down on completion of my three year term. Roy has been an excellent board colleague and will be an outstanding Chairman. It has been a pleasure to work with all of my board colleagues and with Eddie O’Connor and the very talented management and staff at Mainstream. I remain a shareholder and have great optimism about the future of the business”

Mainstream Renewable Power is involved globally in the development of onshore and offshore wind as well as solar projects. Its key markets are Britain, Germany, the United States, Canada, Chile and South Africa. It employs more than 100 people.

Source: mainstreamrp, February 25, 2011

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